Take A Hike to Bennett's Pond in Ridgefield, CT

Bennett's Pond State Park was once the home of Louis D. Conley, a successful manufacturer and nursery man, whose estate of more than 1,500 acres was one of the largest in Ridgefield. Today the park’s 460 acres are just a portion of 1,800 contiguous acres of open space in both Ridgefield and Danbury.

Direction: To Bennett's Pond State Park from I-84 East or West: Use Exit 3 to Route 7 south. Stay on Route 7 for 3.6 miles and turn right onto Bennett’s Farm Road. The park/parking entrance is about ¾ mile on the right.

Hike Rating: B

Leader: Anthony Nicoletti[masked]

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  • Ted

    Last minute, I joined the group. Anthony choreographed a great hike. Conversations during and at the restaurant afterwards were top shelf. Dennis as always, was smiling - good to see him again.

    January 26, 2014

    • Anthony

      Ted if they have a sister Susan P then I know them.

      January 27, 2014

    • Anthony

      Yes Ted we grew up together

      January 27, 2014

  • Briella

    Brisk weather...the woods were lovely. The leader was enthusiastic, hikers were all pleasant folks.

    January 26, 2014

  • Joy

    OK what's a B hike?Am I going to be huffing and puffing ;-)

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Dennis C.

      Hi Joy, our rating system is like this "C" hikes are the easiest with minimal elevation and duration (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours). "B" hikes are more challenging in terms of elevation & duration (3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours). "A" hikes are the most challenging (5 to 6 1/2 hours).

      January 21, 2014

  • Gina D

    How many miles is this hike and how long do you think it will be? Thanks.

    January 12, 2014

    • Dennis C.

      I don't know how many miles, but it will take about 3 hours.

      January 13, 2014

    • Gina D

      Thank you!

      January 13, 2014

  • Jerry K

    unless it is too cold...

    December 30, 2013

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